4 days ago
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Senate District 49 Candidate Forum

News 25’s Hank Davis interviews Penny Payne about the Senate District 49 Candidate Forum Monday Dec. 11th at 6 p.m. at the MGCCC Jefferson Davis Campus, Fine Arts Auditorium on 2226 Switzer Road.
2 months ago
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Special election for Senate seat

Who will represent Harrison County residents and fill the seat left vacant by Sean Tindell after he was recently sworn in as a judge with the state appeals court? So far, two candidates have stepped up, qualifying to run for the state Senate District 49 seat. News 25’s Caroline Eaker gives us a first look […]
2 months ago
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Gulfport native running for special election

Gulfport native Joel Carter announced he will run for District 49 state Senate to fill the vacant seat of Sean Tindell who was appointed judge to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Carter is a Mississippi Gulf Coast realtor and businessman who attended Gulfport High School and University of Southern Mississippi. Carter currently lives in Biloxi […]
2 months ago
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Sick GOP members hurting party majority

Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority as they try pushing a partisan agenda through the Senate are running smack into another complication: the sheer age and health issues of some senators. On Monday, the office of ailing Senator Thad Cochran announced it was the Mississippi Republican’s “intention to return to the Senate when his […]
2 months ago
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State Senator Sean Tindell resigns

Sean Tindell is hanging up his hat as state senator for District 49. Senator Tindell is officially resigning from his position with the Senate after serving as a state senator since 2012. Tindell is in Jackson right now and will be sworn into the Mississippi Court of Appeals tomorrow morning. News 25 caught up with […]
2 months ago
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Senator Cochran postpones trip to Washington

A sickness is causing U.S. Senator Thad Cochran to postpone his trip to Washington D.C. Brad White, chief of staff to Senator Cochran, says the senator developed a urinary tract infection in a statement that says in part: “after a day of monitoring his condition and on the advice of his physicians and other healthcare […]
9 months ago
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Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator in United States history. Today, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Senator Cochran on the Senate floor for reaching the impressive milestone. Senator Cochran was first elected to the Senate in 1978, serving nearly 40 years. In 2006, “Time” magazine called Cochran ‘the quiet persuader.’ Here’s […]
10 months ago
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Campaign Finance Reform Bill Passes Mississippi Senate

State senators unanimously agree there should be limits on Mississippi public officials spending campaign money on themselves. Senate Bill 26-89 passed Wednesday and now moves to the house for more debate. The house passed a similar bill last month. Right now, Mississippi public officials can spend their campaign money in basically any way they like, […]
11 months ago
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Blue Lives Matter Bill Passes the Senate

A bill to double penalties for crimes targeting police officers, firefighters, and medics has passed the Mississippi Senate. Senators voted 37-13 Thursday to send Senate Bill 2469 to the House. The Blue Lives Matter proposal says any crime committed against emergency personnel because of their status as police officers, firefighters, or emergency medical technicians would […]
1 year ago
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Senator Cochran Urges the Senate to Pass Bill

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran urged the senate to adopt legislation to keep the federal government open and fund urgent priorities around the nation. The resolution includes funding to continue counterterrorism operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. It also appropriates $872 million to fight opioid abuse and support innovative cancer research. In total, $4.1 billion is […]